Artistic Excellence for the Connoisseur of Fine Traditional Art
Welcome to Stephen Gjertson Galleries. We created this website to feature Stephen’s work in HTML format. It has pages devoted to his floral still lifes, plein-air landscapes, genre paintings, portraits and biblical/symbolic paintings. It also has a page devoted to news and articles, and one devoted to recent and upcoming exhibitions.
Stephen Gjertson is one of a growing group of artists who are identified as “Classical Realists” — classical because they have a passion for order, beauty and the great art of the past; realists because they love the visible world and work primarily from life. Gjertson was president of The American Society of Classical Realism, was a founding member of its Guild of Artists and was editorial adviser and a contributing author to the Classical Realism Quarterly and the Classical Realism Journal. He was the editor and principle author of the Classical Realism Newsletter.
Trained by Richard Lack at Atelier Lack during the early 1970s, Gjertson has spent the ensuing years creating works that reflect his love of nature, family and his Christian faith. His style is natural and personal, revealing his respect for, and knowledge of, the artistic traditions of both academic and impressionist art.
Stephen Gjertson Galleries operates in conjunction with Stephen Gjertson Studios. Along with his art, that site features the complete or expanded text of four of his essays and articles on art and artists as well as three in-depth, illustrated interviews. We hope that you enjoy these sites.
Stephen Gjertson wishes to thank the following individuals for their help creating this site: Scott Hayne; Gary Christensen, Christensen Design; David Ginsberg, Eclipse Productions; Sam Siegel, Siegel & Associates; Rebecca H. Swanson; Patricia Gjertson and Kirk Richards.
This site is lovingly dedicated to Arthur and Betty Gjertson, Arthur and Daisy Martin and the artist’s family, without whom his life and art would be the poorer: Patricia, Stephanie, Ava, Philip, Tasha, Avery, Andrew and Elizabeth.